The table below looks at the statistics for Compatibility Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Compatibility Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Compatibility Testing
Rank 555 538 511
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -27
Contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing 24 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.047% 0.057% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.062% 0.075% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 9
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£300 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £341 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.87% +13.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.33 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £27.33 -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
38796 37334 31724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 76.69% 75.35% 73.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 24615 23753 19390
Average daily rate £420 £401 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.86% -2.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1132 1102 1000
Average hourly rate £28.69 £28.83 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.46% -9.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.32 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

Compatibility Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Compatibility Testing Jobs Demand Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Trend in England

Compatibility Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Compatibility Testing Daily Rate Histogram in England

Compatibility Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Compatibility Testing across the England region.

Compatibility Testing Hourly Rate Trend in England

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Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Compatibility Testing within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +9 13 £313 -16.66% 4
South East -12 8 £400 +6.66% 1
South West +8 1 - - 2
North West -26 1 £225 - 2
West Midlands - 1 £288 -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing.

1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
3 12 (26.67%) SQL
4 11 (24.44%) Windows
5 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.00%) .NET
5 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 9 (20.00%) JIRA
6 8 (17.78%) QA
6 8 (17.78%) Selenium
6 8 (17.78%) Android
6 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
6 8 (17.78%) BDD
7 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
7 7 (15.56%) XenApp
7 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
7 7 (15.56%) Web Testing
7 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
7 7 (15.56%) Citrix
7 7 (15.56%) MS Office
7 7 (15.56%) AppSense
8 6 (13.33%) Validation
8 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
8 6 (13.33%) ISEB
8 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
8 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Investment Management
8 6 (13.33%) Wealth Management
9 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Degree

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Compatibility Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Compatibility Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) CMS
2 4 (8.89%) Sitecore CMS
3 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.67%) SGSN
1 3 (6.67%) SS7
1 3 (6.67%) Firewall
1 3 (6.67%) 3G
1 3 (6.67%) ISUP
1 3 (6.67%) SCCP
1 3 (6.67%) INAP
1 3 (6.67%) DNS
1 3 (6.67%) 4G
2 2 (4.44%) LTE
3 1 (2.22%) GPRS
3 1 (2.22%) GSM
3 1 (2.22%) LAN
3 1 (2.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) JIRA
2 8 (17.78%) Selenium
3 5 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.89%) Zephyr
4 4 (8.89%) MSI
5 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 2 (4.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.44%) AdminStudio
6 2 (4.44%) JBehave
6 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.44%) Firebug
6 2 (4.44%) Fiddler
6 2 (4.44%) Subversion
7 1 (2.22%) Maven
7 1 (2.22%) RSpec
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) YouTrack
General
1 4 (8.89%) Publishing
2 3 (6.67%) Multimedia
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.44%) Legal
3 2 (4.44%) Electronics
3 2 (4.44%) Retail
4 1 (2.22%) Banking
4 1 (2.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Analyst
1 18 (40.00%) Test Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Tester
3 5 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 4 (8.89%) Agile Test Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Applications Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 3 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Mobile Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Web Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Functional Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Web Editor
7 1 (2.22%) Functional Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Non-Functional Tester
7 1 (2.22%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.22%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) .NET
2 7 (15.56%) Application Packaging
3 5 (11.11%) XML
3 5 (11.11%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) CSS
4 2 (4.44%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) J2ME
4 2 (4.44%) JSON
4 2 (4.44%) Ajax
5 1 (2.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.89%) Handset
3 3 (6.67%) User Experience
4 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.22%) Learning Management System
5 1 (2.22%) iPhone
5 1 (2.22%) Open Source
5 1 (2.22%) iPad
5 1 (2.22%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (24.44%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Android
2 8 (17.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (15.56%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.89%) webOS
5 2 (4.44%) Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) Software Testing
3 9 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 8 (17.78%) BDD
5 7 (15.56%) Web Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Validation
6 6 (13.33%) Test Scripting
6 6 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (13.33%) Investment Management
6 6 (13.33%) Wealth Management
7 5 (11.11%) Performance Testing
7 5 (11.11%) System Testing
7 5 (11.11%) Test Management
7 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) Usability Testing
8 4 (8.89%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Integration Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Manual Testing
9 3 (6.67%) Scrum
10 2 (4.44%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) C
2 5 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) VBScript
4 2 (4.44%) VB
4 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.22%) Ruby
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) ISEB
2 5 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) XenApp
2 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.56%) Citrix
1 7 (15.56%) AppSense
2 4 (8.89%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.67%) Adobe
4 2 (4.44%) Appcelerator
5 1 (2.22%) Informatica
5 1 (2.22%) Apple